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Ascent of Mount Sunflower on 2010-10-15

Climber: David J. Rhude

Date:Friday, October 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sunflower
    Location:USA-Kansas
    Elevation:4039 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

13 hour drive from Ozark, Arkansas, thru Oklahoma, the middle of Kansas, thru Dodge City & arrive at the summit in the dark about 8 pm. beautiful nite, i decide to sleep in Bex car. i am awoken about 11pm by a family in their van who make a quick visit. i'm up and driving by 6 am the next morning!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1 ft / 0 m
    Trailhead:4038 ft / 1230 m
    Grade/Class:0
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Plains State Summit Tour (8 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Magazine Mountain2010-10-14355 ft / 108 m
2Mount Sunflower2010-10-151 ft / 0 m
3Black Mesa2010-10-16581 ft / 177 m
4Wheeler Peak2010-10-183071 ft / 936 m
5Panorama Point2010-10-212 ft / 1 m
Total Trip Gain: 4010 ft / 1222 m    Total Trip Loss: 4010 ft / 1222 m



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